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BeyondGenderAgenda, the initiative for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, honors outstanding commitment to diversity with the German Diversity Award.

The German Diversity Award 2021 will be awarded on 25 November 2021 to people and companies who have shown an extraordinary commitment to diversity, equitable opportunities and inclusion within their company or the public in 2021 in the following categories:

Diversity Dimensions

For an individual or a company with an outstanding commitment to diversity in one of the BGA diversity dimensions:

Top Categories

For an individual or a company with an outstanding, cross-dimensional commitment to diversity.

For an individual, who is heroically committed to diversity, but who has not yet achieved much recognition.

For an individual, who inspires the community with their commitment.

For an individual, who has an extremely personally commitment to diversity.

For a company, that is internationally committed to diversity and has brought about global change.

For a company, that is extremely committed to diversity.

BGA Special Award

Exclusive award from BeyondGenderAgenda.

For an individual with an outstanding commitment to diversity.

Nominations now open!

Have you made a special effort to promote DE&I this year, or has someone impressed you whom you would like to nominate? Then nominate the individual/company of your choice in the appropriate category.

Please send us a message to Application@GermanDiversityAward.com and request all information about the nomination and the conditions of participation .

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Jens Spahn

"More important than the question of where we come from is where we want to go together. If all citizens contribute their talents, we will be successful together. Skin color, gender or age should not be an obstacle. Working together in the company and in society, that makes us strong. Therefore it is right and important that BeyondGenderAgenda with the German Diversity Award focuses on the opportunities of diversity. Our country and our companies have enormous potential. For mutual success in the 20s we have to make better use of it."

Jens Spahn, Federal Health Minister

Procedure & Ceremony

The announcement of the German Diversity Award 2021 , the nomination phase, the jury meeting and the announcement of the shortlist take place digitally on the BeyondGenderAgenda channels.

The jury of the German Diversity Award 2021 is composed of selected experts, representatives of the BeyondGenderAgenda advisory board, and sponsors.

The award ceremony will take place on 25 November 2021 .

May - July

Nomination Phase

July - August

Online Voting
(all categories)

September

Expert Jury

October

Jury Meeting

25 November 2021

Award Ceremony

German Diversity Award 2020

The German Diversity Award. took place for the first time in 2020. On November 18, 2020 the award was given to individuals and companies who have made an outstanding contribution to diversity in their company or the public over the course of the year, in categories including:

Top Categories

Tim Höttges,
CEO, Deutsche Telekom AG

Bettina Karsch,
Geschäftsführerin Personal, Vodafone

Tina Müller,
CEO, Douglas Group

Dorothee Bär,
Staatsministerin für Digitalisierung

Diversity Dimensions

For individuals and / or companies who are exceptionally involved in one of the five BeyondGenderAgenda dimensions:

Lina Maria Kotschedoff,
Entrepreneur & Social Activist

Düzen Tekkal,
Gründerin und Vorsitzende, Bildungsinitiative GermanDream und Menschenrechtsorganisation Hawar.help e.V.

Martin Seiler,
Vorstand Personal und Recht,
Deutsche Bahn

Tina Müller,
CEO, Douglas Group

Eva Kreienkamp,
Vorstandsvorsitzende CEO,
Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG)

Award Ceremony 2020

The first award ceremony took place digitally on November 18, 2020 on the BeyondGenderAgenda channels.

Watch the awards ceremony to see all of the winners and outstanding role models, pioneers and positive examples that impressed us with their commitment to diversity.

About BeyondGenderAgenda

BeyondGenderAgenda has set itself the goal of securing and expanding the international competitiveness of the German economy in the long term by integrating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) into the DNA of listed and medium-sized companies. Based on the clear connection between D&I and business performance, equal opportunities of managers with disability, of different gender, age, cultural and social background, sexual orientation or gender identity in the composition of board positions and supervisory board mandates should be ensured and thus a change of culture involving politics, society and economy be brought about.

For more information on BeyondGenderAgenda please visit BeyondGenderAgenda.com

„Chancengerechtigkeit steht für die DB an erster Stelle. Die soziale Herkunft eines Menschen darf für die schulische & berufliche Entwicklung nicht entscheidend sein. Als eine der größten Arbeitgeberinnen Deutschlands wollen wir unseren Teil dazu beitragen und Diversity in all ihren Facetten fördern. Daher freuen wir uns sehr, den German Diversity Award 2021 in der Kategorie Social Mobility zu unterstützen.“

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„When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become a wiser, more inclusive, and better organization. Smart teams will do amazing things, but truly diverse teams will do impossible things. Our Great Place to work certification in 23 countries up to now are an important recognition of our strong, cross-regional workplace culture we are aiming for. We are proud to sponsor the German Diversity Award to honor those who are leading by example.“

„Nach der gelungenen Premiere des German Diversity Award in 2020, freuen wir uns auch in diesem Jahr die Kategorie Ethnicity zu unterstützen. Denn wir sind überzeugt davon, dass es entscheidend für den Zusammenhalt der Gesellschaft sein wird, dass Menschen mit Migrationsgeschichte echte Aufstiegschancen erhalten. Es gibt nach wie vor zu wenige Unternehmen in Deutschland, die den Wert von diversen Teams erkennen und für sich nutzen.“

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„Der German Diversity Award verkörpert alle Aspekte sowie Möglichkeiten der Gleichberechtigung und Inklusion. Er trägt dazu bei, alle jene großartigen Initiativen sichtbar zu machen, die Diversität und Inklusion auf ihre Art voran treiben und so eine offenere Gesellschaft fördern. Wir freuen uns daher sehr, auch den diesjährigen Award wieder in der Kategorie Audience Award zu unterstützen und großartige Vorbilder auszuzeichnen.“

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„Wir sind der Überzeugung, dass nur durch Vielfalt Innovationen entstehen und kommende Herausforderungen gemeistert werden können. Persönlichkeiten, die sich bereits herausragend für Diversität und Inklusion engagieren, sind die Vorbilder, die es braucht, um Veränderung zu bewirken. Daher freuen wir uns, den German Diversity Award auch in diesem Jahr wieder in der Kategorie Personality of the Year zu unterstützen.“

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